Pertamina agrees to distribute fuel to outer-islands for fishermen

The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry on Tuesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with state-owned energy firm PT Pertamina to ensure that fuel distribution would reach fishermen living on the outermost islands and in remote areas. “Our fishermen said they did not need fuel subsidies, they needed fuel to be available to them,” said Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister […]

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Landslides hit Ambon, forcing victims to flee to safer area

Landslides, triggered by incessant heavy rains since Sunday evening, have hit several areas in Ambon City, Maluku Province. A house located in the Batugon area incurred serious damage due to the landslide, forcing its inhabitants to flee to a safer area on Monday. Rico Matitaputty, head of the Ambon disaster mitigation office, said landslides hit almost every sub-district in Ambon. […]

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6 Indonesian Crew Members Of Vanuatu-Flagged Fishing Vessel Admit Killing Captain

Six Indonesians have admitted to murdering their captain, late Xie Dingrong, on the high seas on board a Vanuatu registered fishing vessel after a heated argument with the deceased. Saepul Manap, Andi Riyadi, Riva Pranga Kliswanrio, Abdulhasan Sidik, Suheri Meivan and Ade Marwadi all admitted to one count each of intentional homicide section 106 (1) (b) under the Penal Code Act. […]

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Govt to celebrate Independence Day with fish cooking competition

To commemorate Indonesia’s 72nd Independence Day, a fish cooking competition will be held by three ministries in collaboration with primarasa.co.id. The event, titled Archipelago Fish Cooking Competition, is part of the Fish and Eating Fish Festival held from Aug. 1 to 17. Prior to the event, contests will be held across 11 cities, namely in Biak, Papua, on July 11, Batam in Riau Islands on July […]

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